Animal Weight

How much does a Mexican prairie dog weight?

It is hard to guess what a Mexican prairie dog weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Mexican prairie dog (Cynomys mexicanus) on average weights 900 grams (1.98 lbs).

The Mexican prairie dog is from the family Sciuridae (genus: Cynomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 34.2 cm (1′ 2″). On average, Mexican prairie dogs can have babies 1 times per year with a litter size of 4.

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a Mexican prairie dog is 900 grams (1.98 lbs)

The Mexican prairie dog (Cynomys mexicanus) is a diurnal burrowing rodent native to Mexico. Treatment as an agricultural pest has led to its status as an endangered species. They are closely related to squirrels, chipmunks, and marmots. Cynomys mexicanus originated about 230,000 years ago from a peripherally isolated population of the more widespread Cynomys ludovicianus.

Animals of the same family as a Mexican prairie dog

We found other animals of the Sciuridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Mexican prairie dog

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Cynomys mexicanus:

Animals with the same size as a Mexican prairie dog

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Mexican prairie dog:

Animals with the same litter size as a Mexican prairie dog

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (4) as a Mexican prairie dog: